Location
Columbus, OH
Undergrads
38,884
Tuition (in-state)
$25,445 ($10,037)
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 3555 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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1 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Did not receive any scholarships/grants, and barely received any loans at all because of parents income. Paying for my education by myself, I do not know how I will pay for school when I am out of out-of-pocket money.

4 College Sophomore

Academics: Transferring from community college, the difficulty of courses is not even comparable and I feel I will earn a much better education.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The University is surrounded with a whole lot of off-campus housing with a fair rent. Issues with and theft and robbery rarely happens and are informed to the rest by the police. Also the campus is surrounded with a lot of hangouts for food.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Majors: I am in the Computer Science department. I have more opportunities on going into an Internship and a job. The Instructors are also a good source of information. The courses offered are also good.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Junior

Computers: The Computer labs are usually not crowded. Most people have their own computers. But only when printing job is considered, the printers sometimes act weird.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I received some financial aid, but not from many outside sources.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: I am happy being a Zoology student. i just wish that i could have fewer general education requirements and actually start on my degree requirements. As a zoology student i do not find mythology, poetry, or art helpful to me.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking on campus can be a hassle. you have to get there extra early to be able to get a good spot. my first class is at 8:00, i live only 10 minutes away but i have to leave at about 6:50 in order to get a good spot, get on the bus and get to my on time.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There are many different types of guys and girls at Ohio State. Most people wear either athletic wear or go out of their way to look really cute. Everyone is very passionate about supporting the Buckeyes.

8 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Diversity: There are many people of different races and religions and each are represented very well. Everyone is very respectful of one another.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Athletics: School spirit is alive from staff to students and it is always encouraged. It is a big part of the college experience here and it is for the better.

5 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are a lot of options that are close to the main campus. Pricing and quality of landlords vary but there is something for everyone. Safety is sometimes an issue but there is an excellent university alert system that notifies students of recent crime reports.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: There are a lot options that are on campus that are don't get boring very quickly. Late night options are limited and some of the better locations close on the weekend but overall there are quality services on campus.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Computers: There are not many places to print on campus, so you have to walk kind of far if you want to print. The network and reliability are always good, I have never had my internet go down. At the main library, there are not that many computers to use but most people bring their own.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am not a Greek but I don't have strong opinions on the Greek life, but I know some people do. The Greek like here gets kind of exclusive, once you join a sorority, you pretty much only hang out with the girls in it, not non- greeks. But fraternities are different, the boys in Greek life hang out with whoever they want all the time, they don't stay attached to their frat boys.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: When you live in the dorms, night life is always the same, because no one is 21 so you all go out to house parties or frat parties. Once you live off campus it's a bit more complicated because you have people of all ages, so if some of your 21 year old friends are going out to the bars, and you can't, so you're stuck at home or going to house parties. Some bars do allow 18 and up, but you can't drink there obviously.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I always feel safe on campus, even at night. It is a really big campus but there are always people around. I live off campus and most people think it would be unsafe, but I just keep my doors locked and I am extra careful when I have parties.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics at The Ohio State University are extremely important: we spend a generous amount of our funds on them, with a bigger ROI. We house the current 4th ranked college football team in the nation and our men's basketball team has been in the playoffs in the past few years. It's a real cultural thing in the Midwest and brings alumni & students together to connect on a deeper level through a real sense of camaraderie.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Computers: Wireless is very good and there are computer labs all over campus for students.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Weather: Weather is like the weather anywhere in the area. Hot summer, cold winter and it rains a lot. But its not really a problem

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Diversity: The OSU campus is very diverse. There are people of all religions and ethnicityies an for the most part people are very accepting.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Academics: I am an animal sciences major. I have a pretty heavy workload but I also enjoy most of my classes so I don't mind.

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Campus Housing: I lived on north campus for two years and loved it. I'm still great friends with most of my roommates and still live with one of them off campus. It is expensive but I think its worth it at least freshmen year. A good number of my friends are people I met in the dorms.

9 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Health & Safety: It is a huge campus, with a lot of people, so crime does happen but the university is good about letting us know whats going on right away and implementing safety measures.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Junior

Scholarships: There are tons of scholarships but there is also a lot of competition for them.

3 people found this useful Report
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Gilburt L. Chiang
Hometown
Marietta, Ga.
Major
Electrical engineering
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There is a reason the Buckeye Nation is considered to be so devoted; an overwhelming love for OSU is evident in student responses, and in the loyalty of alumni to their alma mater. Each person has his or her own reasons for loving the University, and there are quite a few of them. Some students feel that the academics are top-notch and have found exactly the programs they wanted; others lean toward the athletic success of the Buckeye teams, while some just feel that the friendships and bonds they have made are enough to make their tenure at OSU worthwhile. At any rate, everyone can agree that being a Buckeye creates a special bond between you and nearly 50,000 other students, which you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

Once you get past the sheer size of the University, it will really become a second home. After only a quarter of classes, you won't be able to cross the Oval without seeing someone you know. Ohio State is truly the smallest large university you will find. The people are known for their friendly attitudes, and alumni are scattered across the nation. If you choose to go to OSU, you're choosing a school with a name that's well known, both in the workplace and in the college community. Few students ever regret their time at Ohio State, and most consider their college experience to be among the best offered in the Big Ten and the country.

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